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Johannesburg City Hall
Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Johannesburg City Hall is an Edwardian building constructed in 1914 by the Hawkey and McKinley construction company. The plan for the building was drawn in 1910 and construction was started in 1913 and finished in 1914. The Gauteng Provincial Legislature currently occupies the building.The City Hall has seen many political events on its steps from protest meetings to a bomb blast in 1988.


A Cape Town architectural firm, Hawke and McKinlay, won the competition to design the new building but it took until 17 February 1912 before Mattheus Meischke was awarded the tender to construct the building which would cost £503,000.



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East London City Hall


A statue of a soldier on a horse stands proudly outside the City Hall as a memorial for all that died during the Boer War. The large imposing marble staircase was imported from Italy.


Situated between Oxford Street and Argyle Street, East London’s city hall is a bright maroon coloured Victorian Renaissance style building. The construction of the hall first began 1897 with the clock tower section being added later to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.


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Pietermaritzburg City Hall

Isandhlwana War Memorial



The Pietermaritzburg City Hall is a colonial era red brick building which dates from 1902. It was built to replace the original City Hall which was burnt down in 1898. The building was opened on August 14th 1902 by the then Duke and Dutchess of Cornwall and York. It was declared a national monument in 1969 (now known as Heritage sites).

It houses the largest pipe organ built by the Sheffield organ building company, Brindley & Foster.



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Algiers is a city with remarkable architectural diversity, and a historical and cultural richness that makes it possible to travel through space and time. The city has always been a source of inspiration for artists, architects and writers such as Le Corbusier and Albert Camus.





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Durban City Hall

Durban City Hall was completed in 1910, when the original building (subsequently converted to the main post office) had become too small to accommodate the growing Durban society and city centre.The City Hall was designed by architect Stanley Hudson, and boasts a distinctly bold, dramatic style that has been dubbed Neo-Baroque.



Within the walls of the Durban City Hall are a number of other important and interesting finds. These include the municipal chambers, an auditorium, the Durban Art Gallery (showcasing a number of African pieces as well as those that have a distinctive European influence), Natural Science Museum (home to a dodo skeleton and a real Egyptian mummy) and a public library.





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